I share a 12 core Redhat system with a research group. We've recently been running into problems cordially sharing the computational resources, so I'm wondering if it's worth installing a PBS that will schedule jobs and limit individuals' usage. I have some questions about the process of installing the system:
- Are there any costs associated with running a PBS? For instance, I'll probably have to specify a head node that will no longer be usable for computing (its computing power will be tied up in login management & job distribution) -- are there any other costs that I should think about?
- Do you have any good resources for correctly installing the PBS? I've clicked around various Google search results but I don't feel like I know what I'm doing. A reliable & easy-to-follow guide would be appreciated.